May - June 2010

“The altar was literally filled”        
          On May 8 we celebrated Mother’s Day with our annual Women’s meeting. Women gathered from six of our B.B.F.Z. churches to hear a lesson on “Spiritual Healing,” brought to them by our daughter-in-law, Meshelle. She did a great job of explaining how different sins have wounded the body of Christ in our local churches. God was speaking to the ladies and when an invitation was given, the altar was literally filled with ladies coming to confess sin and to be healed spiritually.

Way of the Shepherd
          In an effort to spiritually uplift our pastors, their wives and workers we prepared seven lessons from a book called, “Way of the Shepherd” for a seminar on May 15-16. Our aim was “that leaders will learn how to lead the people around them so they will view their work as a calling, instead of a job.” The seven lessons were presented by three men from the staff of B.B.C.Z. and our son, Daniel. We learned several new things about sheep plus how to properly use the staff of direction and the rod of correction.

This ordination was special
           After several years of faithful service, Ken Mbewe was ordained. He has served as my assistant in every ministry, and has been our best interpreter and co-worker in the operation of our Bible College after his graduation in 2000. During the last few years he has functioned as associate pastor of Bethel Baptist, and we could see his own burden for the church increasing. So, the church called for his ordination. We convened a council consisting of local pastors and my son and me. Ken’s wife, Indira, has been supportive of his ministry and has begun nurses’ training in order to further help her husband. Pray for Ken, Indira, and Kendra in this new responsibility.

“I want to be saved”
           Yvonne Teladia was unhappy with her church and began to attend different ones. Her mother-in-law invited her to our church and she decided she liked it on her first visit. On her second visit she came forward at the invitation. When I asked her why she came she said, “I want to be saved.” And so she was. Having known this young woman for years we were all rejoicing.

          Thank you for partnering with us to reach souls here in Zambia and to train trainers to carry on the work. We feel privileged to be associated with you in this great ministry and open door that is set before us. “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shown toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10

Partnering together,

Don and Mona
P.O. Box 90920
Luanshya, Zambia 

                    Thanks for lavishing the love of God on us and our Zambian friends!

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